Nudge Pantry

The Healthy Pantry Nudges Project through the North Texas Food Bank aims to promote health and healthy eating habits by improving policies, systems, and environmental changes at food pantries. By increasing the availability of healthy food here at Manna House, this project increases the likelihood that our neighbors establish healthy eating habits. The healthy choice is made the easy choice!

With 80 percent of North Texas neighbors already choosing to purchase inexpensive and often unhealthy food just to have something to eat, the financial impacts of COVID-19 on access to nutritious foods is deeply felt. This has made the Nutrition Services program at the North Texas Food Bank more vital than ever.

The program’s goal is to have nutritious items
make up more than 97 percent of the food distributed by NTFB by 2025.

As the premier distribution center in Ellis County for NTFB, we aim to extend the Nutrition Services that carry out this mission through its various education, outreach and food gathering initiatives.

Since much of the program is focused on in-person outreach in the community, it has needed to significantly pivot in how it delivers its services during the pandemic, including a revamped and robust online and virtual presence. A sample of the Nutrition Services current and upcoming resources include:

Other ways to donate

Give a Food Donation

Sign up to host a food drive
Resources for food drive

We are appreciative of any and all food donations but here are some specific needs that always a need:

  • Breakfast items like Pop Tarts, breakfast bars, and cereals
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Fruit cups
  • Bagged/dry beans
  • Pastas (other than spaghetti)
  • Fresh produce
  • Meats (ground beef, steak, pork, chicken)

*NOTE: Amazon has low stock available on food as well but we will continue to add to this Wish List as needs arise and items become available

Host a Food Drive

Sign up to host a food drive
Resources for food drive

Host a food drive

Buy Amazon

Amazon Wish List Midlothian
Amazon Wish List Italy

Don’t forget to use smile.amazon.com when shopping online!

Amazon Smile is a program that automatically donates to your favorite charity for every purchase you make at no extra cost to you.

  1. Visit smile.amazon.com
  2. Sign in with the same account you use for Amazon.com
  3. Find and select Manna House under “Supporting: “
  4. Start shopping and .5% of all eligible purchases will go to Manna House!

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